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Plenty of news from the Viennese restaurant scene

Plenty of news from the Viennese restaurant scene

New eateries are opening in Vienna’s popular markets, in many sought-after locations in the first district, and in numerous hip spots outside the old city.

Vienna’s markets are not only great for shopping – visitors can also stop for a meal or a drink. Umarfisch on Naschmarkt, known for its excellent fish and delicious seafood, has just opened up Umar Fischbar – a small, open market stand serving tapas-style fish and good wines. Heu & Gabel is a new arrival on Meidlinger Markt: an organic deli and city wine tavern that specializes in high-quality products from small growers and manufacturers in the local region, alongside vegan street food. Das Ferment, a new snack bar on Vorgartenmarkt in the second district, produces and sells fermented foodstuffs such as pickled veg, homemade miso, kimchi, kombucha and sauerkraut.

New eatery Paul & Vitos has set up shop in a high-profile location in the first district. Its EssBar brasserie on Petersplatz with its attractive retro interiors and year-round terrace has a clear focus on Mediterranean cuisine. Just a short distance away, Everybody’s Darling at Tuchlauben 22 opened a chic, luxury day bar which is all about coffee in the mornings, aperitifs in the afternoons and cocktails in the evenings. In the Haas-Haus building opposite St. Stephen’s Cathedral is Onyx, which serves Asian specialties with spectacular views of Vienna’s best-loved landmark.

Just next to the Ringstrasse boulevard and University of Vienna, Restaurant Schubert is flying the flag for classic Austrian cuisine. Located in a particularly historic setting, it is framed by the ancient city walls. Fully refurbished in the past 18 months, the Hotel Hilton Vienna Park next to Stadtpark has also relaunched its bars and restaurants. In the lobby, Selleny’s Bar offers coffee specialties and cocktails along with a small menu with a focus on raw food dishes. At its new restaurant Lenz the focus is on social dining and takeaway.

French culinary flair is the order of the day at two new Viennese restaurants: the first, Le Pic, is a combination of café, bar and brasserie close to the Ringstrasse in the first district. The second, Ma Belle Bistro & Bar in the sixth district, is the place for coq au vin and escargots.

Austria’s largest tourism trade fair virtual this year

Austria’s largest tourism trade fair virtual this year

The largest tourism trade fair in Austria took place for the first time virtually on atbvirtual.com

On October 21, more than 600 international buyers from 35 countries and Austrian exhibitors, ranging from incoming travelers, mountain railroads, convention businesses, hotels, cultural institutions to business partners and regional tourism organizations met at atb.virtual.2020. The aim of Österreich Werbung was to support the industry with this tourism fair, which was held virtually for the first time, and to think about tomorrow’s business. Even in challenging times, this provides an optimal platform to stay networked with existing partners worldwide and to gain new contacts for the future.

“In addition to maintaining contacts, it was particularly important to us to remind international buyers of the wide range of tourism offers so that they can rediscover Austria and remember our responsible hosts,” explains Florian Größwang, Head of Partner Management at Österreich Werbung.

The current situation is extremely challenging for our entire industry. The word “crisis” can be both a danger and an opportunity. If we stick together and treat each other with care, we as an industry can return even stronger than before and focus on the great opportunities that lie ahead,” Größwang is certain.

All important information about atb.virtual.2020, photos and videos of the live events can be found at:

ivie, the digital Vienna companion starts

ivie, the digital Vienna companion starts

Once in the city, visitors now have a new companion at their side: The app “ivie” acts as a personal guide to highlights and insider tips, redefining storytelling away from the usual guidebook fare and showing a Vienna as never before seen. No less attractive for Viennese on “Staycation”, ivie brings useful information for all situations in life, from the drinking fountain to the toilet, suggests activities in the immediate vicinity and guides through theme-specific city tours.

Fresh-air activities such as a Beethoven, Ringstrasse or Viennese Modernist walk appeal to many people, especially in the times of Covid-19. The app is available in German and English for iOS and Android and is regularly expanded with exciting features – soon with the “Experience Edition” of the Vienna City Card.

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#ViennaWaitsForYou: Digital content from Vienna

#ViennaWaitsForYou: Digital content from Vienna

Since the lockdown, the Vienna Tourist Board has been inspiring interested parties, former and future visitors from all over the world with a mix of content ranging from art and culture to the bizarre and low-threshold: for example, with love messages to Vienna from world stars of music:


The #ViennaFromMyWindow-Challenge motivated about 1,000 people to participate on Instagram.

The giant cat “Mietzi”, which re-conquered Vienna’s streets, made it into many worldwide media and generated numerous interactions.

And also the video “Vienna is like …” is internationally popular and makes you want to visit Vienna.

Genuine pieces of amber

Genuine pieces of amber

From the Baltic Sea to the Adriatic via Vienna

Since 1600 B.C., traders brought amber from the Baltics to the Mediterranean – the Egyptian pharao Tutankhamen had large Baltic amber beads on his breast ornament.

Wendestein takes up the tradition and wraps amber beads in leather. Traditionally, amber is said to have a soothing effect when worn, so golfers around the world are wearing bracelets with the finest amber filling.

The bee enclosed and through the amber shown Seems buried in the juice which was his own.

The bee enclosed and through the amber shown Seems buried in the juice which was his own.

Francis Bacon

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